Brooklyn Art Studios and Yashar Gallery

Brooklyn Art Studios and Yashar Gallery
Brooklyn Art Studios is a complex of artist spaces in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, housing a growing ensemble of professional artists, designers, artisans + creatives. Our onsite exhibition space, Yashar Gallery, exclusively features the work of our artists in rotating monthly shows. We also host seasonal Open Studio events.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Amelie Mancini featured in the Greenpoint Star

Excerpt from the Greenpoint Star:

For love of the game
by Holly Tsang

Mancini finishes up her final painting in preparation for her first solo exhibition show,  Sacrebleu! Napoleon Would Have Made A Fine Shortstop!  which opens on November 2.

Amélie Mancini is a huge baseball buff. The New York Mets fan and admirer of baseball greats Keith Hernandez, Hank Greenberg, Roger Maris and Daryl Strawberry even has a baseball-themed skin on her cell phone. When Mancini arrived stateside from France six years ago, however, the beloved American pastime was a complete mystery to her.

She picked up some old children’s books about baseball as part of her exploration of America and before long, she was hooked on the sport. The University Paris-Sorbonne graduate, who studied fine arts in college, had found the subjects of her newest series of paintings, titled Sacrebleu! Napoleon Would Have Made A Fine Shortstop!

“Athletes, particularly baseball players, are our modern-day gods and heroes like the Greeks had,” she said. “We look up to them, live through them. They can run faster and hit harder than us.”

Mancini pointed out that just because one embraces a new culture, it doesn’t mean they are getting rid of their old one. Her paintings are those of a French person trying to explore an American thing, which in this case is baseball.

“Every time you come to bat you have the opportunity to do something exceptional,” she said. “That’s sort of what America is like for expatriates.”

Sacrebleu! Napoleon Would Have Made A Fine Shortstop!’ is Mancini’s first solo show in New York City. The exhibit opens with a reception on Tuesday, November 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Yashar Gallery, 276 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn. Visit for more information and to view paintings from the series.

Link to the complete article:

Sacrebleu! Opens at Yashar Gallery November 2nd

Yashar Gallery is proud to present Amelie Mancini's first solo show in New York City, Sacrebleu! Napoleon Would Have Made A Fine Shortstop, a selection of seven large portraits of exceptional ballplayers. The exhibition will be opening on Tuesday, November 2, from 6 to 9. This newest series of paintings by Amelie Mancini takes its subjects from amongst some of Baseball's most talented figures: Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb, Harvey Haddix, Sandy Koufax and Tom Seaver. Each portrait is made of six small canvases assembled into a larger painting and is a study of a baseball hero at the height of his greatness, hitting a home run, pitching a perfect game, stealing home. But theirs isn't just any baseball field: it is a world of empty houses and ancient arches, built with bright acrylic paint and faux-marble, obeying primal geometry and disturbed by spatial ambiguity, ruled by legends and reveries. A French expatriate and therefore fundamentally an outsider, Amelie Mancini uses this series to probe at the quintessentially American game of baseball from a European point of view. Because she grew up without any knowledge of the game and its history, her attention is first captured by a melancholic face, a bulging bicep, a certain way to wear or lose a hat. Through free-associations and the use of motifs from other eras, she unveils a world marked by a familiar kind of eerieness and an ominous melancholy, unleashing the uncanny ghosts of great things past.

Amelie Mancini was born in Lyon, France in 1982. She studied Art at the Universite La Sorbonne in Paris and received a Master's Degree in Design and Fine Arts in 2005. She went to her first baseball game ever at Shea Stadium in 2007 (Mets lost) and has since become actively obsessed with baseball, in particular with the Metropolitan Base Ball Club of New York. She started painting amazing ballplayers in January 2010. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Read more about the artist in the New York Post

YASHAR GALLERY is located at: 276 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave stop. Walk east on Greenpoint Ave to Jewel St. Driving: BQE to McGuinness, exit 33. Follow McGuinness to Greenpoint Ave. Turn right. Yashar Gallery is 3 blocks on the right at the corner of Greenpoint and Jewel.

For additional information:
(718) 715-5671

Many thanks to our sponsor Brooklyn Brewery for generously donating their delicious Brooklyn Pennant Ale '55 for the opening reception.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Allison Maletz in Lost Symbols

Lost Symbols
40 artists in 40 dilapidated rooms.

On view: October 22-31, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, October 22, 6-11pm

Convent of St. Cecilia
21 Monitor St.,
Brooklyn, NY

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Listen to a radio interview with the artist:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Next at Yashar Gallery...

Numbers, Letters, Lines
Mixed-Media Art by Jess Benston and George Panagi

Opening Reception: Friday, October 8, 6-9pm

On view: October 8-29, 2010
Viewing Hours: Thurs 5-7pm, Fri by appt, Sat 12-3pm


276 Greenpoint Ave, Bldg 8, Ground Floor, Brooklyn, NY


View artwork by Jess Benston and George Panagi:

George Panagi @ ArtSlant